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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
... through these questions, the article studies the documentary work of queer-feminist migrant labor activism in East Asia. This work offers particularly valuable insight into a strategy summarized here as sentimental activism : the simultaneous repetition and radical decentering of liberal rights discourse...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Michael T. Martin While slavery is distinctive in human history, its enduring legacy and practices in the modern world are manifest in the “disposable” labor that provisions the brothels, sweatshops, and agricultural plantations in the global economy. This interview with filmmaker Amy Serrano...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
... and juridical dimensions of migrant labor in the context of neoliberalism, see Victor Carlos García Moreno, “Los trabajadores indocumentados mexicanos en los E.U.; enfoque juridico internacional,” in Análisis de algunos problemas fronterizo y bilaterales entre México y los Estados Unidos , ed. Victor Carlos...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- ally demonstrating the impact of globalization on the bodies of the men and women whose invisible labor is the lifeblood of the global economy. Sexuality here in particular is a terrain of com­ modification, power struggle, and exchange. In other words, desire and affect are conditioned...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
... (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1922) 22; James R. Grossman, Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989) 127, 135, 278; Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present (New...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the role of mother when his mother cannot by unsentimentally taking on the quiet business of everyday domesticity and emotional labor. It is through his rela­ tions with the local gang of kids, who steal and sell goods to the displaced asylum seekers, that he both sinks his own roots...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... settlements in the US is a chronicle of steep gender imbalance. Because of the targeted recruitment of Chinese men for manual labor and the immigration restrictions on Chinese women for ostensibly moral reasons, Chinese migrant communities featured uncommonly high male-to-­ female­ ratios.29...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
... transgenerational reconstruction of over thirty years of labor migration involving interviews with North African immigrants, as well as former state policy makers and industrialists once tasked to modernize France through labor recruitment from former colonies and from Portugal and Italy. Benguigui’s...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 105–149.
Published: 01 September 2000
... a neo-Gramscian framework, I would posit Çetin to be negotiating a path between two different but related fronts of intellectual labor,13 as he pursues cultural and ideological pro- duction and criticism within a domestic as well as a broader Euro- pean...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 18–54.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., or in migrant labor camps, for example), TB cases currently exceed those of the poorest countries in the world. As Peter Davis and John McKinlay argue, “a far more likely explanation for the resurgence of tuberculosis in the inner cities of the developed world is the reappearance of just...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2022
... exclusionary measures against Turkish labor migrants. Even when her husband collapses, presumably from a fatal heart attack, Turna struggles to finally leave the apartment for fear of her own inability to survive alone without means and language in a foreign land. 22 Esty, too, will later be confronted...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
... America has always been a land of uncertain boundaries. Even with two oceans abutting either coast, its initial status as a colony—and later internal colonizer of Native Americans, African slaves, Chinese and Mexican slave labor—has marked it as a nation...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is cor- nered into a condition of statelessness that is neither legal nor ille- gal. What can the activist’s queer politics be from this position? * Why Isn’t Michelle Lopez on Judge Judy?  •  189 Sexual labor emerges as a major theme in your...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 135–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
... mother, the humiliation of menial labor, the longing for home, and our second-­class status in relation to the men in our families and in the workplace. Shall I describe how we came up with the poster image? It was a photo of a Mexican singer — I think it was Jorge Negrete, the great...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
... immaterial labor is hierarchically tiered and unevenly distributed across the globe: while some forms of affective labor — ­personal trainers, online models, or artists — ­are disproportionately located in wealthy urban centers, the traffic in organs, sex tourism, migrant domestic workers...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... not for differences in labor laws, local regu- • Camera Obscura lations, government support for the arts, and the relative strength of different currencies. Transnationalism thus depends on the selective permeability of borders: capital ows, but people may not. Seen in this light, Ong’s astronauts...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 70–89.
Published: 01 May 1990
... integrated, urban environment. The female labor force increased twice as much as the adult female population between 1880 and 1930.4 During the same years in Chicago, the country’s second-largest but fastest growing city, the female labor force increased from 35,600 to 407,600...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
... material aspirations. Strikes over safety and job control far outnumbered wage strikes, revealing aspirations to control the process of production that conflicted with capitalist labor-management relations. Mass demonstrations demanding government employment and housing programs...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the concrete production of computer cul- ture.17 Similarly, Aihwa Ong and Neferti X. M. Tadiar have dem- onstrated the ways in which the 24/7 cycles of so-­called creative and tech work in the global economy are often premised on the labor of migrant domestic helpers and other service laborers whose...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 40–65.
Published: 01 December 1984
... (common to several nationalisms and - when used 46 by European Australians - reverberant with the xenophobia by which the radical labor movement was long caught up in a protectionist ideal of White Australia). Natzonal/intemzationakis a more complex opposition, but it could...